TEACHER’S DRESS ART
rujokinggrandad.co.uk BLOG 23rd February 2018
THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY
Why This Teacher’s White Dress Is Going Viral
Yearbooks make great keepsakes, but, if you’re a teacher, you tend to end up with the same three or four messages over and over – and then those books sit on a shelf or in a closet gathering dust.
Which is why one Oklahoma teacher decided to put a new spin on end-of-the-year autographs with her second graders at Blackwell Public School. Haley Curfman, teacher and creator of the blog The Weary Teacher, bought a blank white dress from Amazon about six months ago and set the dress up at a station in her classroom. Whenever her students have free time or finish their work, Curfman encourages them to go draw on it with fabric markers.
The result? Dozens of creative drawings on one colorful dress and a unique keepsake that will last Curfman a lifetime.
She showcased her students’ latest artwork in a Facebook photo that has racked up over 182,000 likes and nearly 60,000 comments.
This is the second dress Curfman has created with her class, she said in her post.
She found the idea on Pinterest and thought it would be a fun project for them to complete together. “I hope to do one every year as a keepsake,” Curfman told ScaryMommy. “I get the dresses off Amazon for less than $20 and use fabric markers from Walmart. When the dress is finished, I surprise my students and wear it to a party.”
She entered her first dress in the county fair and won the blue ribbon, which has inspired her to do the same this year.
“I just tell them to draw things that make them happy. The only rule is to not ‘X’ things out. I teach second grade and they like to mark things out and start over,” she said.
“Having that rule is also why last years’ dress has a Stay Puft Marshmallow man that takes up the whole back. That’s what makes them great.”
INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY
You can’t start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading the last one.
Happiness is…drawing on the teacher’s dress
GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY
I think a lot of the conflict that happened in the Wild West could’ve been avoided had architects in those days just made their towns big enough for everyone.
Love is…all around
TRACK OF THE DAY
Hve I The Right – The Honeycombs
Highest Chart Position: No.1 27th August 1964